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Downtown Bend Library

Downtown Bend

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Sunday12:005:00
Monday10:008:00
Tuesday10:008:00
Wednesday10:008:00
Thursday10:006:00
Friday10:006:00
Saturday12:005:00

601 N.W. Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703

Phone: (541) 617-7050
Fax: (541) 617-7083

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The Downtown Bend Library was designed by Thomas Hacker and Associates of Portland, Oregon. The two-story, 38,855-square-foot library opened in 1998 and features exposed beams and high ceilings, complemented with eastward-facing windows, looking over Bend’s civic square.

The library’s large children’s area, located on the ground floor, includes an interactive Early Learning Space. You’ll also find a large community space, the Brooks Room, on the first floor that hosts story times for children as well as cultural programs for teens and adults. The second floor of the library houses teen and adult print and digital materials, as well as public computers, a meeting room, and reading and study spaces. Rotating art exhibitions reflect the talent of the local community. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

Upcoming Events

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  • Dec 16 2018

    2:00 PM - Sunday - Lobby

    Let them entertain you.

    The Dynamics are an auditioned ensemble from Bend Senior High School in Bend, Oregon. Although primarily a vocal jazz group they also perform chamber music and contemporary a cappella. Most of their performances outside of Bend High School involve competing in festivals all over the west coast. Recently they took second overall out of more than 40 groups at the Reno Jazz Festival. Specific to a cappella, they perform annually with University of Oregon's On the Rocks and Divisi, and have even been featured on Ben Folds Facebook page. The Dynamics are a larger ensemble for this genre with one foot firmly rooted in jazz harmony and the other in choral singing.

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  • Dec 17 2018

    10:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room

    Join other writers and Writer's Collective of Central Oregon for quiet writing time at the Library.

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  • Dec 17 2018

    10:00 AM - Monday -

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Dec 18 2018

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Second Floor North Tutor Room

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.

    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

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  • Dec 18 2018

    6:00 PM - Tuesday - Hutchinson Room

    Discussing The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Everyone welcome.

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  • Dec 19 2018

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Dec 19 2018

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery. Lottery numbers will be handed out starting at 5 p.m. and drawn at 5:15 p.m.

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  • Dec 20 2018

    10:00 AM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Michael “The Train Man” Lavrich returns to the Downtown Bend Library to share his extensive collection of model trains.

    This marks Lavrich’s nineteenth year displaying his trains at the library, meaning children who first watched the trains run almost 20 years ago may now have children of their own with whom they share this family tradition. Lavrich began collecting trains more than 20 years ago. While the public only sees the display once it’s all up and running, the set-up involves a lot of background work. “I pretty well dedicate December to this,” Lavrich says. “It’s a four day set-up and a four day take-down, and there are a few weeks on each end at home.”

    All ages are invited to watch and listen as the trains run. Lavrich’s collection represents trains of the 1920s and ‘30s made by Lionel, Dorfan, Ives and American Flyer.

    10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 3:00-6:00 p.m.
    (trains will not be running 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

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  • Dec 20 2018

    2:30 PM - Thursday - Hutchinson Room

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

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  • Dec 20 2018

    3:00 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Michael “The Train Man” Lavrich returns to the Downtown Bend Library to share his extensive collection of model trains.

    This marks Lavrich’s nineteenth year displaying his trains at the library, meaning children who first watched the trains run almost 20 years ago may now have children of their own with whom they share this family tradition. Lavrich began collecting trains more than 20 years ago. While the public only sees the display once it’s all up and running, the set-up involves a lot of background work. “I pretty well dedicate December to this,” Lavrich says. “It’s a four day set-up and a four day take-down, and there are a few weeks on each end at home.”

    All ages are invited to watch and listen as the trains run. Lavrich’s collection represents trains of the 1920s and ‘30s made by Lionel, Dorfan, Ives and American Flyer.

    10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 3:00-6:00 p.m.
    (trains will not be running 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

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  • Dec 21 2018

    10:00 AM - Friday - Brooks Room

    Michael “The Train Man” Lavrich returns to the Downtown Bend Library to share his extensive collection of model trains.

    This marks Lavrich’s nineteenth year displaying his trains at the library, meaning children who first watched the trains run almost 20 years ago may now have children of their own with whom they share this family tradition. Lavrich began collecting trains more than 20 years ago. While the public only sees the display once it’s all up and running, the set-up involves a lot of background work. “I pretty well dedicate December to this,” Lavrich says. “It’s a four day set-up and a four day take-down, and there are a few weeks on each end at home.”

    All ages are invited to watch and listen as the trains run. Lavrich’s collection represents trains of the 1920s and ‘30s made by Lionel, Dorfan, Ives and American Flyer.

    10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 3:00-6:00 p.m.
    (trains will not be running 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

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  • Dec 21 2018

    2:00 PM - Friday -

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Dec 21 2018

    3:00 PM - Friday - Brooks Room

    Michael “The Train Man” Lavrich returns to the Downtown Bend Library to share his extensive collection of model trains.

    This marks Lavrich’s nineteenth year displaying his trains at the library, meaning children who first watched the trains run almost 20 years ago may now have children of their own with whom they share this family tradition. Lavrich began collecting trains more than 20 years ago. While the public only sees the display once it’s all up and running, the set-up involves a lot of background work. “I pretty well dedicate December to this,” Lavrich says. “It’s a four day set-up and a four day take-down, and there are a few weeks on each end at home.”

    All ages are invited to watch and listen as the trains run. Lavrich’s collection represents trains of the 1920s and ‘30s made by Lionel, Dorfan, Ives and American Flyer.

    10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 3:00-6:00 p.m.
    (trains will not be running 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

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